Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce

Garden: Balchik
Season: Spring, Winter

Bryophyllum delagoensis is a succulent plant native to Madagascar. In common with some other members of its genus, B. delagoensis is notable for vegetatively growing small plantlets on the distal ends of its phylloclades. The perennials reach heights of 50 to 200 centimetres. The simple leaves are whorled. They are elliptic with dentate margins. leading to its common names of mother of millions, and devil's backbone. Chandelier plant is an alternative common name. Bryophyllum delagoense produces panicles of orange tubular flowers from January to May.

This species' capability for vegetative reproduction, its drought tolerance, and its popularity as a garden plant, relate to this species' becoming an invasive weed in places such as eastern Australia  and many Pacific islands.
Bryophyllum delagoense can be seen in exhibition greenhouse of University Botanic Garden - Balchik.